Study: Intensive Care Quick Reference Checklist Manual
Medical errors occur often and potentially harm patients. For example, in intensive care units (ICUs), adverse events are common, often owing... Read more
Excessive Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients Lead to Anaemia, Transfusions
According to an article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to... Read more
Doctors Commonly Misinterpret End-of-Life Care Documents
A pair of studies published in the Journal of Patient Safety show "significant confusion" among emergency physicians and prehospital care providers... Read more
Paediatric Cancer Patients: Quick Antibiotics Reduce Mortality
According to researchers, paediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and showing neutropenia (low... Read more
Reduced Infection When Antibiotics Are Given After Trauma
A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT) shows that infection rates can be significantly reduced by giving patients... Read more
New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?
Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU
The Future of Haemodynamic Monitoring: From Planet Mars to Resource Limited Countries
From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma Administration
The Night Falls in the ICU: Changing Realities for Patients, Relatives & Interdisciplinary Team
Nine Nurse-Recommended Design Strategies to Improve Alarm Management in the ICU: A Qualitative Study
Lessons From the “Very Old Intensive Care Patients” (VIP) Project
In Search of a Crystal Ball: Predicting Long-term Outcomes in Critically Ill Older Adults
Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more
A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more
Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more
2015 28 Oct
Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves... Read more
2020 28 Jul
ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more
2020 30 Jun
ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions. Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more
Power to the People: How the Economics of Information is Empowering Patients
During the 2000s, England’s National Health Service spent an extra $1.5... Read more
The Importance of Meaningful Innovation in Healthcare
Driving Toward the Goals of the Quadruple Aim Innovation comes... Read more
Dual-lumen Jejunal Feeding Tube with Integrated Gastric Drainage Clinical Performance Compat Stayput is designed to be able to be placed using a variety of placement techniques at/or beyond the Ligament of Treitz. Nurse Convenience...
Intended for emergency airway access when conventional endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits The catheter is coil reinforced to prevent kinking. Emergency Transtracheal Airway Catheter procedural...
Especially developed for long-term lung support. This patient kit includes a powerful membrane lung, the DP3 pump head, safe integrated pressure sensors (IPS) and a CRRT connector. One vascular access offers the possibility to combine the therapies for...
Intended for the exchange of laryngeal mask airways and endotracheal tubes using a fibreoptic bronchoscope, bronchoscopic port, wire guide, and exchange catheter. Features and benefits The set may be used for emergency, urgent, and elective...
Single Lumen Dual Port Nasogastric Feeding and Drainage Tube Designed for the ICU Compat Dualport is designed to help simplify gastric drainage and administration of nutrition, fluids and medications by the use of one single tube for both operations....